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The last week of October doesn't just herald the spooky holiday of Halloween - it also means the end of the current chapter of fall rebates and incentives on new cars and trucks. This week, our list starts out with the 2012 Nissan Armada full-size SUV, which features the choice of either zero percent financing or $4,000 in cash back. Next up is the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact crossover, which is being offered with 0.0% financing or $1,500 in cash back, followed by the 2012 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan (0.0% or $4,250 cash back) and the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan (0.0% financing plus $500 cash back). The final entry for this month is the 2012 FIAT 500 subcompact hatchback, which offers buyers the choice between zero percent financing or $500 in factory rebates.
November looks like it will continue October's inventory-clearing incentives, so look for a host of fresh deals on departing 2012 models as well as intriguing bargains on 2013 editions in the month to come.
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2012 Nissan Armada
The 2012 Nissan Armada is a full-size sport-utility vehicle that makes excellent use of its pickup truck platform in offering a range of practical attributes. The Nissan Armada can seat up to eight passengers, haul as much as 97 cubic feet of cargo, and tow a hefty 9,100 lbs.
Contributing to the 2012 Nissan Armada's impressive trailer rating is its 5.6-liter V-8 engine. This unit has been tuned to provide 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque, and it sends that output to either the rear or all four wheels (if four-wheel drive is selected) via a five-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage for the enormous SUV checks in at 13-mpg city and 19-mpg highway.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $4,000 cash back on the 2012 Nissan Armada available until 10/31/2012.
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2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a compact crossover vehicle that trades on its dynamic styling and its affordable price point. The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is capable of hauling five passengers or transporting just under 50 cubic feet of cargo.
The 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that is rated at 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices for the Outlander Sport include a five-speed manual unit and a continuously-variable automatic. Opting for the latter makes all-wheel drive available as an option. Fuel mileage for the crossover shows as 25-mpg around town and 31-mpg during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $1,500 cash back on the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport available until 10/31/2012.
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2012 Chrysler 200
The 2012 Chrysler 200 offers mid-size sedan shoppers with a near-premium family option that boasts a comfortable ride and a focus on providing an upscale passenger compartment. The Chrysler 200 is additionally available with features such as heated leather seats and a sunroof.
The 2012 Chrysler 200 starts out with a 2.4-liter, 173 horsepower four-cylinder as its base engine. Also capable of generating 166 lb-ft of torque, this unit can be matched with either a four-speed or a six-speed automatic transmission, depending on which edition of the car is specified. The Chrysler sedan's top tier power plant is a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 283 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque and offers a six-speed auto as standard equipment. Of the two choices, the four-cylinder provides fuel mileage that is two miles and one mile per gallon better than that of the V-6 for each respective measure (21-mpg city / 31-mpg highway).
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $4,250 cash back on the 2012 Chrysler 200 available until 10/31/2012.
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is a compact sedan that targets eco-conscious drivers with its budget-friendly pricing. The Chevrolet Cruze can also be had with the sporty RS package, which enhances its looks and upgrades its suspension system.
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze offers a pair of four-cylinder engines, each of which are rated at 138 horsepower. The difference comes in torque production and fuel economy: whereas the 1.8-liter, entry-level mill produces 123 lb-ft of twist and returns mileage of 25-mpg city and 36-mpg highway, the 1.4-liter turbo unit is good for 148 lb-ft and fuel efficiency figures of 28-mpg city and 42-mpg highway. Transmission options for the Cruze include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% plus $500 cash back on the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze available until 10/31/2012.
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2012 Fiat 500
The 2012 Fiat 500 is a fashion plate of a subcompact hatchback that tempts style-forward buyers. The inexpensive 2012 Fiat 500 is also reasonably practical, offering 30.2 cubic feet of total cargo space with the rear row of seating folded forward, despite its tiny interior.
The 2012 Fiat 500 is motivated by a 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that generates 101 horsepower and 98 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is included free of charge with most trim levels, while a six-speed autobox can be had as an option. Fuel mileage for the lightweight Fiat is listed at 30-mpg in stop and go driving and 38-mpg during highway cruising.
There is a financing incentive of 0.0% or $500 cash back on the 2012 Fiat 500 available until 10/31/2012.
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